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Supporting innovation and transformation

Our innovation and transformation offer outlines the programmes and improvement support we are offering to councils in 2018/19.

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Adult social care funding and integration survey research report July 2018

The adult social care funding and integration survey was conducted by the Local Government Association’s (LGA) Research and Information Team

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Helping to support and transform the lives of people affected by drug and alcohol problems

Drinking and drug problems remain, sadly, all too common. While alcohol consumption is falling, too many adults still regularly consume more than they should.

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Ordinary residence guide: determining local authority responsibilities under the Care Act and the Mental Health Act

This guide is applicable to all adults whose care is commissioned in an area that is different from where they hold ordinary residence, including those whose services are governed by the Mental Health Act.

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The 'So what, what next?' project

The So What, What Next? project was designed by the Transforming Care empowerment steering group to look at ways of supporting people with a learning disability or autism who have recently been discharged from hospital to explore their skills and passions and to find ways to contribute these to their local communities.

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Sector led improvement: supporting councils to manage and mitigate risk in adult social care - our offer of support 2018/19

From 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019, we are offering a free, externally facilitated offer to any director of adult social services of up to 1.5 days support per council to complement the risk self-assessment process.

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Support for care and health leaders

We know local leaders want to help their communities stay healthy and receive the best possible care. Reforming our care and health system is vital to be able to meet this challenge.

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Public health approaches to reducing violence

Addressing violence is not a single agency issue, as it is the culmination of many different issues. It is only by pursuing a strategic, coordinated approach involving a range of agencies, including partnerships between statutory and voluntary organisations, that violent crime can be effectively addressed.

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Loneliness: how do you know your council is actively tackling loneliness?

The Jo Cox Commission report makes recommendations for local action, and indicates that local leaders in councils, the wider public sector and business have a critical role in tackling loneliness.

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Mental health: how do you know your council is doing all it can to improve mental health

Local government makes a vital contribution to promoting good mental health in individuals and communities.